Think of it another way. If you're paying say £150 for a tyre that goes off half way through its life and has average to good performance before that: Or £200 for a tyre that has excellent performance and is as good on the threads as it was brand new: Which is the better purchase?
But people have their favourites and are set in their ways so it's a pointless discussion to have
I'd fit them on a drift car for sure though! Hehe